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Melanie  Dooley

McDowall, Australia

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Things around the house, ready for packing in a box:

Solid iron statue of the Egyptian Goddess Bastet – cat goddess. I read a lot of Egyptian history when I was young. Visited her centre of worship in Egypt, saw the cat mummies in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Berber kilm, Morocco. Went to a desert town, had dinner with a local fellow. Bargained for 2 days for this rug, which I bought in the end for US$60, a pair of sneakers and a cassette tape of the hits of 1998. The black is from camel’s hair, the yellow is silk and the white & red are dyed wool.

Malian ring, bronze I think – in the shape of a duck. I was traveling through the escarpment region in Mali – hideously hot, no energy, people selling handicrafts were chasing the horse and cart I was traveling on. Someone showed me this little ring – I felt sorry for them, running after our cart in searing heat, so I bought it. I still have it, more than 10 years later. I remember them, though I doubt they remember me.

Kimono – pure silk, hand painted in orange hues (looks red in this pic). Bought it for $60 in Ocean Grove (seaside town near Melbourne). Bamboo stick from hardware store, spray painted black.

Cat ornament – my mum gave me this – I can’t even remember when, but maybe she will pop in and say. It is very small – it can sit on the tip of your finger. I was very young when I got this.

Chinese lunch box – bought in Singapore. This is not a practical thing. It is allegedly an antique, but I doubt it. I liked the ginger jar fragment of ceramic that forms the lid. I keep matches in there, to light my oil burner.

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